Weekly Reports Polarstern

The Expedition PS122/1A - PS122/6 - MOSAIC

Expedition PS122 - MOSAIC

Dear reader of the Polarstern weekly reports,

In this place you are used to find the Weekly Reports from the Polarstern Expeditions.

During the MOSAIC Expedition there will be no weekly reports, but you may keep yourself informed on the Polarstern blog


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PS116 - Weekly Report No. 3 | 26 November - 7 December 2018

Satellite orbits and laser beams

[07. December 2018] 

On our way further south, we sailed on various courses and with different speeds.

PS116 - Weekly Report No. 2 | 19 - 25 November 2018

Polarstern in 3D

[28. November 2018] 

The arrival of Polarstern in the port of Las Palmas took a little longer, because the dedicated berth was occupied by another vessel. She drifted some miles away from the breakwater to wait for the pilot to come on board and the required permission to go alongside.

PS116 - Weekly Report No. 1 | 11 - 18 November 2018

Begin of the Antartic Season

[22. November 2018] 

RV Polarstern left Bremerhaven on 11th November with the high tide around noon. Due to extensive necessary amendments in the shipyard, the departure had been postponed by one day in comparison to the original time planning. This gave all participants the opportunity of a first quiet day on board to get familiar with the ship.

PS115/2 - Wochenbericht Nr. 6 | 08. - 14.10.2018

About packing, cleaning, writing – and a thank you very much at the end

[15. October 2018] 

Our reseach program has already been finished on Thursday last week at 10:00, and we have started our journey back to Bremehaven. In this final week of the expedition, other activities than research are dominating our daily life. These are mainly packing boxes, instruments etc., cleaning labs, writing reports etc.

PS115/2 - Weekly Report No. 5 | 01 - 07 October 2018

About old stones, Arctic weather, farewell to the Arctic and Heinz Rühmann

[09. October 2018] 

Monday (01 Oct 18).The final research week starts. For today as well as tomorrow a full coring program for the geologists has been scheduled. At two potential locations selected for drilling within the IODP program multicorer, giant box corer, gravity corer and kastenlot corer are used successfully to sample the near-surface sediments.